God's Judgment: WHY and HOW, Part 1

Introduction:

Judgment is Fueled By God's Jealousy. (Nahum 1:1-7)

Acts 20:27 - or I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.

Nahum

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Gods Judgment: God's righteous act of identifying sin and condemning sinners

Exodus 20:3You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 34:14 - ...for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God...

Deuteronomy 4:24For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

God is jealous for 3 things that belong to Him:

  1. His Glory.
  2. His Work.
  3. His People.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 - ...God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you

God has a holy concern for what He Loves, and God is Jealous for you.

God's judgment is Fueled by His jealousy.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Nahum 1:1-7

  1. Explain why God is jealous (Nahum 1:2). Why does that fuel His judgment? How is jealousy and judgment tied into God's love?

  2. How should a Christian respond to the Bible’s teaching on God’s judgment?

  3. Respond to this statement: "Isn’t it arrogant for God to demand to receive glory for Himself?”.

  4. What was your big “take-away” from this passage / sermon?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another!